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Meriden Police: Mistaken Text To Officer Leads Cops To Drug Deal

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Frank Boemmels and Lorraine Apuzzo (credit: Meriden Police)

Frank Boemmels and Lorraine Apuzzo (credit: Meriden Police)

MERIDEN, CT (CBSNewYork) – We’ve heard of “drunk dialing,” but what about drug dialing?

Meriden police says that in the middle of the afternoon on Jan. 20, a police officer got a text from an unknown number. The text indicated the sender was looking to sell Percocet pills, police say.

In short order, police arranged to meet for the drug deal at a shopping mall.

Police say the suspects became suspicious once they arrived the Westfield Shopping Mall, and decided not to go through with the deal.

That’s when police say Lorraine Apuzzo, 19, of Mansfield got into her car and started to drive away. Police say she was driving away from approaching police in reverse, and they had to smash one of her windows to get out of the car.

A short time later, police say they arrested Frank Boemmels, 25, of Wallingford. He was found with a 100 Percocets.

Boemmels is being held on $150,000 bond. Apuzzo has been released on $50,000 bond. They both face a number of charges including conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics and more.

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